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QUINTA CULEBRA - "Culebra Country House"

"Perfect for getaway retreat or year round residence"

              

               

LOCATION: Quinta Culebra is located in the exclusive residential community of North View Estates. This community was created approximately eighteen years ago and is located on the select east end of Culebra. The east end of Culebra is considered the high investment grade area of Culebra because most of the land is zoned five or twenty five acres a house with a small amount zoned one acre a house. This exceptional zoning on the east end of Culebra created over thirty years ago has maintained a sanctuary from commercial and high density residential interests. The jewel of the east end is Zoni Beach a one mile length white sand beach that faces St Thomas, Culebrita and Cayo Norte and is considered crowded if it has fifty persons enjoying its dramatic natural beauty and serenity. From March to July Zoni Beach is a nesting area for Leatherback turtles which prohibits it from being built upon or developed. There are forty-one properties with seventeen finished homes in North View Estates and each property has a minimum size of five cuerdas (almost five acres). To enhance the valve of your investment the community has deeded protective covenants, a community association, and a community dock located in a pristine calm bay with excellent mooring. North View Estates is over 220 acres with a rural setting bordering Manglar Bay to its west and is characterized by hills and indigenous vegetation. The animal life includes some deer and a few remaining open range horses. The incredible bird population includes assortments of hawks, osprey, various indigenous tropical birds and migratory seabirds and waterfowl. The community is accessed by Rt 250 which is a narrow two lane road that is the only road to the east end and Zoni Beach. It is approximately a four mile drive from town on Rt 250 to the center of the community and typically you might pass by six or seven vehicles using the road on a busy day. The area is known for its natural beauty, peace and tranquility.

             

              

PROPERTY: Quinta Culebra is located approx one half mile from Zoni Beach on 5.0459 cuerdas (approx 5 acres) of gentle hillside property. The property offers spectacular panoramic hillside views with impressive water views to the west. The private driveway one of two entrances to the property extends up directly from Rt 250 for easy access. There is a small pond on the front of the property just off the paved roadway. The area around the house has maintained landscaping of tropical plants, trees and fruits including papaya, lime, and star fruit. The remaining area of the five acres property is vegetated with various indigenous cactus, plants and trees. The deeded covenants permit the construction of an additional cottage.

RESIDENCE: Quinta Culebra was designed, built and is owned by one of Culebra’s prominent builders. The residence was initially completed in 1997 but has be under going various improvements and updates for the past five years. Quinta Culebra is a contemporary Caribbean design with dramatic roof lines, sumptuous decks and large open rooms with high beamed ceilings. The design takes full advantage of the sloping topography by being built into the hillside. This allows for direct access into the main areas of the house as if ground level and also permitted the rear of the house to be built over the cisterns to provide more height for view and breeze. This is an example of knowing how to build on Culebra. The design also features wonderful transition from indoor to outdoor living with fashionable French door systems onto sumptuous decks. Because Quinta Culebra was built to be a year round residence it has a design that provides function and comforts with an elegant form. The design allows for brilliant large airy rooms, easy maintenance, plenty of storage, and room for the overflow of friends and family that will be visiting this tropical paradise.

Currently the house is three bedrooms and three bathrooms with an expansion to a fourth bedroom in the process. The fantastic living/dinning/kitchen area is one great room of 784 sq feet that is perfect for cooking, eating, socializing and lounging Caribbean style.. From the living area there are four custom French doors that open to the deck area of 1088 sq feet of which 624 is covered for protection from sun and rain. This is truly a perfect blend of indoor-outdoor enjoyment. Set off to the rear of the living area there are two large bedrooms each being 16x16 and two bathrooms plus a stylish entry foyer. The "ground first floor level" currently has a bedroom of 28x12 and a large custom bathroom. This bedroom open onto a covered deck of 624 sq ft plus an additional 250 sq feet of deck and patio.

           

Quinta Culebra is a wood constructed house that features extreme structural integrity. Remember this house was built by a builder for his family and use.

The design and construction features: double plywood glued and fastened with sheer panel construction, double plywood roof decking, double plywood floor decking, horizontal lateral bracing at top of frame wall, and beam and tensioned cable tie down system. The roofs are covered with designer metal sheets with full roof venting that are maintenance free and assist in cooling the house naturally .

RESIDENCE SNAPSHOT:
> Impressive living- kitchen-dining area
> 3 bedrooms 3 baths
> Total interior space- approx 1800 sq ft
> Total deck space- 1888sq ft-
SPECIAL HOUSE FEATURES:
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Two cisterns 15,000 plus 5,000 gallons
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Large custom kitchen with center counter
> Ultra-violet light purified and filtered potable water system
> Complete septic system
> 12 ft high hipped ceilings with vented roofs and ceiling fans
> Many extras go with the house
> Two separate driveway entrances
GARAGE-SHOP
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Set off from the house on the other side of the driveway is a 40x20 foot garage/shop building. This building features 240 volt service. It is perfect for car –boat storage and also makes a great area for a working shop.
COMMUNITY DOCK-
North View Estates has a community dock on Manglar Bay with is a pristine well protected bay perfect for mooring. This dock is used for dinghy and loading-off-loading. The dock is 125 feet in length. It is one of two docks on the east end of Culebra which makes it a valuable asset to the community.
TAXES:
Approx $1,100 annually

LISTED AT: $1, 200, 000. reduced $975,000

Tel 787-742-0052, 787-435-6752     e-mail- CulebraIslandRealty@att.net